One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest actress dies aged 88

American Actress, Louise Fletcher has passed away at her home in France at the age of 88.

Fletcher was best known for her portrayal of Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975), which earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress, a BAFTA Award, and a Golden Globe Award.

The classic film, based on Ken Kesey’s novel and exploring the repressive tendency of authority through the story of the patients and staff of a psych ward, won five Oscars in 1976, including best picture and best actor for Jack Nicholson.

Her death was announced by her family through agent David Shaul. Although no cause was specified, Shaul said she passed away in her sleep at the home she had built from a 300-year-old farmhouse, surrounded by family.

She was also well-known for her recurring role as the Bajoran religious leader Kai Winn Adami in the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–99), as well as for her role as Helen Rosemond in the movie Cruel Intentions (1999). She was nominated for two Emmy Awards for her roles in the television series Picket Fences (1996) and Joan of Arcadia (2004). Her final role was as Rosie in the Netflix series Girlboss (2017).

One thought on “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest actress dies aged 88

  1. I first saw Louise in Brainstorm and that was a very good first impression. She left behind a legacy of acting work, including her contribution to Star Trek, that will be among the most unmatched for all time. Thank you, Louise. 💓

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